The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is a firm supporter of intellectual property rights, and for good reason – the video and pay TV industry in Asia loses more than a billion US dollars annually to unauthorised connections of various types to our member companies’ networks.

AVIA monitors developments in the region and maintains a twin dialogue with governments and with industry. We believe that anti-piracy efforts depend crucially on three elements:

  • Technology: to provide strong safeguards against unauthorised access.
  • Law: to provide updated, meaningful penalties to deter infringement of copyright and of broadcasting control laws.
  • Enforcement: to ensure that laws are carried out and that a vicious circle of piracy does not undermine the industry’s contribution to Asian development.

Coalition Against Piracy

The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), launched in October 2017, adds full-time anti-piracy enforcement activities to the policy, information and IP advocacy activities that AVIA predecessor, CASBAA, had successfully been undertaking for many years.

Singapore Efforts

In September 2017, in consultation with Sycamore, a study on online piracy in Singapore was released. For supporting material relating to the study please click the link below.

Visit our Anti-piracy Download Centre to view the information we have available for download.